Resurrection E-news: Sunday, February 17, 2019

Dear members and friends of LCR,
 
On Sunday, February 1(and Wednesday the 20th), we will celebrate that we have all been gifted with spiritual gifts that allow us to serve in different ways. How is God calling you to use your gifts here at Resurrection and in the Marion and global communities? Pastor Miranda will preach on this Time & Talent Sunday.
 
2019 Time & Talent Sheets will be distributed in worship as we highlight how we can use our gifts and talents for the wider world. They will also be available on our website.
 
There are other unique events and opportunities that we want to alert you to through this weekly e-noteOur website (www.lcrmarion.org) provide more details on each topic.
 
Blessings to you,
Pastor Dennis
 
YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP  
Sunday School meets Sunday at 9:05.  Confirmation, Wednesday Night Live, and EDGE meet at their usual times on Wednesday night.
 
EDGE Service Crew can help you by moving things in your house, shoveling snow, or something else you need done. Call on our high school students to help as they work to raise money for their summer mission trip. Contact Katie if you need help – katie@lcrmarion.org.
 
 
WORSHIP
 Jesus on the Mountain –  Next week Pastor Dennis will begin a two-week series focusing on the Sermon on the Mount and the Transfiguration stories.
 
Lenten Dramas – During Lent we will have short skits to help deepen and enrich your Lenten experience.  We are looking for men and women to help with our skits.  If you are interested, please contact Laurie Stock, 361-1979 or laurelstock1@aol.com.
 
Helpers at Lenten services.:  We need Communion servers at 6:00 and 7:00 on Ash Wednesday, March 6. For the 7:00 Lenten services we need ushers, greeters, readers and worship slide operators.
 
Contemporary Worship – We are in the process of making changes to our 10 AM service. As we make those changes it is important to the staff and team working on the project to hear from all of you who worship with us. You are invited to fill out the form on our website (lcrmarion.org) with your feedback.
 
 
ADULT DISCIPLESHIP  
 You are welcome to join any of these groups on Sundays at 9:05 am:
 
v  Reading Biblical Literature: The Old Testament (fellowship hall) – Experience how Prof. Craig Koester’s stimulating video presentations on the Old Testament can help increase your understanding and faith. Led by Bob Erlandson. Sunday’s topic Wandering in the Wilderness (Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)
 
v  One Year Chronological Bible Study (fellowship hall) – A fascinating way to read through the Bible in one year – in only fifteen minutes per day! Now you can gain a better understanding of the order of biblical events and the historical context in which they unfolded. Led by Dan Tegtmeier.
 
v  Who is the Holy Spirit? (library) – We say it every Sunday: “I believe in the Holy Spirit,” and yet what does that mean? How can we believe in something, or rather someone, that we don’t even know? Led by Dorothy Rinderknecht.
 
v  Romans (conference room) – weekly Bible study supplemented by video comments by Prof. Walter Taylor of Trinity Seminary. Led by Jim & Linda Cornally.
 
OUTREACH
Lifetree Café gathers on Friday noon for an hour of coffee, light refreshments, and conversation around relevant issues. We will meet on February 22  to discuss “We’re Not Alone? The Search for Intelligent Life on Other Planets.”  
 
SERVE 
Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, February 19th from 2:30 to 6:30 pm. You can sign up on the entryway bulletin board or by calling Bob Wolter at 377-5126. Last date to have given previously is 12/25.
 
 Personal Care Kits – During January & February, Rebecca Mary-Martha Circle will be accepting donations for our annual collection to prepare Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lightweight bath towels, bars of soap, and toothbrushes can be placed in the tub near the gathering space display. Soaps & toothbrushes should be in original store packaging, please. For more information contact Lareen Gull at 373-3304. 
 
Catherine McAuley Center Tutors – Help an adult learner improve basic academic skills, learn English, or study for the U.S. citizenship exam. Tutors are needed at several locations. See entryway bulletin board for more information.
 
 
CONNECT   
Fellowship hour–  come early each Sunday for coffee and a Dunkin’ donut or scone from Wit’s End,  or stay after either service to have some refreshments and conversation.
 
GIVE
January/February Mission Envelopes are designated for FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth). When kids are out of school, several of the churches in the Marion area work together to fill ‘the lunchtime gap’ by serving five days a week during the summer. Volunteers prepare the lunch and/or drive to the sites and hand out the meals to the kids.
 
In addition to offering envelopes, other ways of supporting LCR include: Simply Giving – join over 90 LCR families who give regularly through automatic drafts from their checking or savings accounts. You can elect to give weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Enrollment forms are in your Enough packets. PayPal – there is a Donate button you can click on our website for giving.Our Giving Kiosk by the library will receive your credit card gifts.  Give+ Mobile Phone App can be downloaded from Google Play or iTunes.

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